noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of biology that applies the methods of physics to the study of biological structures and processes.

1890–95; bio- + physics

biophysical [bahy-oh-fiz-i-kuhl] , adjective
biophysically, adverb
biophysicist [bahy-oh-fiz-uh-sist] , noun Unabridged
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biophysics (ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪks)
(functioning as singular) the physics of biological processes and the application of methods used in physics to biology

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biophysics bi·o·phys·ics (bī'ō-fĭz'ĭks)

  1. The study of biological processes using the theories and tools of physics.

  2. The study of physical processes occurring in living organisms.

bi'o·phys'i·cal adj.
bi'o·phys'i·cal·ly adv.
bi'o·phys'i·cist n.
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Science Dictionary
biophysics   (bī'ō-fĭz'ĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of biological processes in terms of the laws of physics. Phenomena such as echolocation in bats and the stresses and strains in skeletal and muscular structures are analyzed and explained in biophysics.
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biophysics definition

The study of living things using the techniques of physics.

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Example sentences
Related to biophysics is the field of physical history and economics.
The candidate must have a broad skill set that includes molecular biology, protein biochemistry, peptide chemistry and biophysics.
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